Fabio Aru on the Vuelta: 'Competition will be high but I hope for a good result'

Aru looks ahead to the Spanish race with hope after a difficult season

Aru struggled through the Giro d'Italia. Image: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) recognises the high-level competition in the Vuelta a España, starting tomorrow in Málaga, but aims for a good result to punctuate a poor season.

"To say there was nothing wrong is pushing it because at the Giro d'Italia, I was not very well," Aru told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I paid for that. But there are still two more important months.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.